Some Thais are posting X-rated content on OnlyFans to make money during the pandemic
With many of them losing their jobs over the past year due to the pandemic, some Thais have earned income by posting candid photos and videos of themselves on the OnlyFans social media platform, despite pornography being illegal in Thailand.
To view the content, fans pay a monthly subscription. OnlyFans gets a 20% discount and the rest goes to the content creator. Apparently, people can make a lot of money. One Thai man who spoke to the Bangkok Post decided to post adult content on OnlyFans to help pay off his 700,000 baht. In a month, he earned 30,000 baht from subscriptions.
Worried about the potential legal implications, he decided to stop posting X-rated content and started a juice business. But things didn’t go as well as he hoped, and he started posting on OnlyFans again.
Since October, I’ve been making about 200,000 baht a month just posting nude photos. If I can keep my account at the top of the national rankings, I think I can pay off my entire debt within three months.
The 34-year-old owner of a T-shirt shop in Chatuchak Market says he started posting on OnlyFans because he needed money. He has run a T-shirt store for the past 14 years, but due to the lack of tourists visiting the market during the pandemic, the store owner struggled to stay in business.
I spent almost all of my savings to keep this store. What else could I have done if I had not contacted OnlyFans?
Under Thai law, posting what is considered obscene on the Internet carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to 100,000 baht. According to Natchapol Jittirata, professor of law at Chulalongkorn University, OnlyFans content creators in Thailand are at risk of prosecution.
According to section 4 of the Thai Penal Code on Jurisdiction, if loaded in the Kingdom of Thailand, Thai courts are empowered to enforce the Computer Crime Law.